Peter Feaver, AGS Director
Peter D. Feaver (Ph.D., Harvard, 1990) is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) and also Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS). From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on leave to be Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy, regional strategy reviews, and other political-military issues. Feaver is author of Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations (Harvard Press, 2003) and of Guarding the Guardians: Civilian Control of Nuclear Weapons in the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992). He is co-author, with Christopher Gelpi and Jason Reifler, of Paying the Human Costs of War (Princeton University Press, 2009), co-author, with Susan Wasiolek and Anne Crossman, of Getting the Most Out of College (Ten Speed Press, 2008), and co-author, with Christopher Gelpi, of Choosing Your Battles: American Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force (Princeton University Press, 2004). He is co-editor, with Richard H. Kohn, of Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security (MIT Press, 2001). He has published numerous other monographs, scholarly articles, book chapters, and policy pieces on American foreign policy, public opinion, nuclear proliferation, civil-military relations, information warfare, and U.S. national security. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and blogs at shadow.foreignpolicy.com. In 1993-94, Feaver served as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy review, counterproliferation policy, regional nuclear arms control, and other defense policy issues.
Aly Breuer, Program Coordinator
Aly is the Program Coordinator for the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy. An alum of the AGS Program, Aly received her B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University in 2015 in addition to a certificate in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a minor in History. She is an Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence Scholar and a member of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies’ IC-CAE class of 2015. She has study abroad experience in Spain and South Africa and worked with the Public Affairs Officer in the Cape Town Consulate as a Virtual Student Foreign Service intern for the U.S. Department of State. Aly was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and is a dual citizen of the United States of America and Mexico.
So Jin Lee, AGS Graduate Fellow
So Jin is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Political Science at Duke University from Seoul, South Korea. Her primary field is Security, Peace, and Conflict, with a secondary specialization in Methodology. Her main research interests are nuclear weapons security and nuclear diplomacy in international politics. Prior to coming to Duke, she worked as a Researcher for the Political Section at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. She holds a M.A. in Asian Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and B.A. in Politics from Mount Holyoke College.
Lauren Fraizer, Staff Assistant
Lauren is the Staff Assistant for AGS as well as the Events Coordinator for the Duke Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Department. Lauren received her B.A. in Peace, War, and Defense and Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2016 and a minor in History. She is also an Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence Scholar and a member of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies’ IC-CAE class of 2016. Lauren served as the Event Coordinator for the major in Peace, War, and Defense at UNC and as a program support assistant for the Strategic Studies Fellowship Program of 2015 at the Institute for Defense and Business. She is from Richmond, VA and recently moved to Raleigh, NC.